via @theinertiahealth: “Winter is on its way, which for many of us means bigger waves. With big waves comes big fun, but also the potential for big hold-downs. So, to prepare for those times when the ocean doesn’t seem to want to let you go, it helps to train yourself to hold your breath and to remain calm. One of the easiest ways to do breath hold training is to use training tables, and the best part is that you can use them to train for surfing without having to leave your house. Training tables are basically sequences of timed breath holds meant to put stress on the body and force it to adapt. There are 2 types of tables: CO2 tables that help your body deal with elevated levels of Carbon Dioxide; and O2 tables that teach your body to handle lower levels of Oxygen.
It is actually the accumulation of Carbon Dioxide and not the lack of Oxygen that triggers your urge to breathe, so Carbon Dioxide tables are good for those people who typically feel really strong or a really early desire to breathe. Having said this, you can teach your body to deal with increased CO2 levels by performing a series of breath holds where you have less and less time between rounds. Because there is less time in between breath holds to release CO2 from the body, the amount of Carbon Dioxide in your body gradually increases with each repetition, similar to what happens when time is spent underwater.” - 📷 @morganhoesterey
Read more about implementing breath-hold training, on theinertia.com #breathhold #surftraining #freediving #theinertiahealth